Dunhill: Cumberland (5120) (2017) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-015-5337
I've always admired Dunhill's Cumberland series — Firstly, I'm a sucker for the warm, striated tones of the brindled vulcanite stems, and secondly, few finishes do better when pairing stummel to stem than the way Dunhill executes this line's contrast sandblast, the stain matching perfectly with the mouthpiece. In this "20" offering, the inflated, smooth polished rim is a fetching, accenting touch, echoing the cumberland stem even more so. Though considered a part of Dunhill's standard shape chart, the "20" Cherrywood is a rather curious design and is lent quite the sleek profile thanks to the neatly tapered stem out back, contrasted by the large, Group 5 sized Poker bowl up front.
When Alfred Dunhill released his patented Shell Briar, he forever changed the pipe-smoking world at large. Dunhill has often been credited with being the first to offer sandblasted pipes (arguably the most popular finish today), and the Cumberland finish further displayed Dunhill's innovative spirit. Well received after its release in 1979, the Cumberland series was named for the English marque's warehouse on Cumberland road, and the line's signature, brindled vulcanite stem became so iconic, the warmly striated material is now referred to simply as "cumberland."-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.61 in./142.49 mm.
- Weight: 1.40 oz./39.69 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.78 in./45.21 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.20 in./30.48 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Poker
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England